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David's 388

388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (28 reviews)
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388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been lucky enough to spend all of October in the USA, visiting New England, California and Florida. We just had a chat about where we thought we had had the best meal, and agreed that it was at David's 388. It wasn't ridiculously...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have always loved this neighborhood eatery. Not sure why but our last visit was very different. We had extremely small portions and our waitress was clearly not happy to be there. Sorry to let this one go but it will be a while before...More

Thank AliceMaine
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This used to be one of favorite places but not anymore. Escalating prices, smaller portions, less creative offerings, mediocre service. We won't be back until things change - just not worth it!

1  Thank 2travelers2011
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

When dinning with friends, we always share bites. So I tasted all four entrees served at our table. My entree was night special filet, mashed potatoes & asparagus & it was superb! My friend had lamb, it too was delicious. From chowders to salad, all...More

Thank carolinagirl523
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit, it's a bit of back and forth with this rating. The service was excellent, cocktails excellent! Appetizers-scallops figs bacon to die for, Fish cake was cold. Main courses the lamb was superior, the chicken was sloppy in too much juice...More

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We have always had great meals here and did last week but they have scaled way back on portion size. Not sure why.

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My third visit. The fish cakes were very tasty. The tenderloin was also delicious although very modest in size. Good thing I wasn't that hungry! The waitress was very friendly and attentive. It was quite hot - the air conditioning was not working - so...More

1  Thank MyTooCents
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We haven't been to David's in a while for no other reason than we couldn't fit it in to our schedule. Tonight we made it back to our favorite seats at the Chef's counter. We started with a cheese board and potstickers (my favorite). Both...More

1  Thank ImHomeNow
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Small restaurant, so you may want to make a reservation. Nice staff and interesting menu. The portions were s little on the small side, my shrimp dish was two large shrimps, which really should have been three shrimp since it was an entrée. But, the...More

Thank duncanspop
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great, intimate restaurant. Small plates and entrees. Lots of great tastes. Wonderful wine list. Great value for superb food. As good as anything in Portland.

1  Thank phoneman2017
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-347-7388
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